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Head of Credit Suisse pays courtesy call on Minister of Financial Services - Dec 6, 2017 - 8:00:37 PM

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Patrik Marti, Head of Credit Suisse, right, paid a courtesy call on Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration the Hon. Brent Symonette at the Ministry's Offices on December 6, 2017.  (BIS Photo/Raymond Bethel)...

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ESPN’S Steve Levy, Desmond Howard & Laura Rutledge to Call 2017 Bahamas Bowl - Dec 6, 2017 - 7:30:15 PM


Veteran ESPN SportsCenter anchor and college football commentator Steve Levy, 1991 Heisman Trophy winner and Super Bowl XXXI MVP Desmond Howard and sideline reporter Laura Rutledge will call the 2017 Bahamas Bowl between UAB (8-4) and Ohio (8-4) for ESPN on Friday, Dec. 22 in Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium at 12:30 p.m. ET.

Levy will call the play-by-play for his fourth Bahamas Bowl, Howard (analyst) is working his first Bahamas Bowl and Rutledge (sideline) is working her second Bahamas Bowl (2014)...
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The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the Republic of Tajikistan sign Diplomatic Relations - Dec 6, 2017 - 4:06:49 PM


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On 5th December 2017, the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the Republic of Tajikistan formalised diplomatic relation through the execution of a Joint Communique on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations. The Joint Communique was signed on behalf of the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas by Her Excellency Ms. Sheila Carey, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of The Bahamas to the United Nations, and by His Excellency Mr. Mahamadamin Mahmadaminov, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of Tajikistan to the United Nations on behalf of the Government of Tajikistan...
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Atlantis' Top Executives make courtesy call on Labour Minister - Dec 6, 2017 - 2:55:21 PM

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Atlantis Resort’s top senior executives recently paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes on Wednesday, 29 November 2017. Minister Foulkes met with Atlantis’ new President and Managing Director, Ms. Audrey Oswell who was accompanied by Atlantis’ Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Mrs. Karen Carey and Atlantis’ Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, Mr. Ed Fields.

The group discussed new developments taking place at the luxurious upscale resort, which is one of the country’s leading resorts as well as one of the country’s largest employers. Atlantis’ executives also discussed with Minister Foulkes plans for the future...
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PM Minnis: Protecting and Boosting Financial Services Industry - Dec 6, 2017 - 10:12:51 AM


The Bahamian financial services industry has been under threat for some time. Upon coming to office, some of our worse fears were realized when we found that this sector of the economy was in deeper trouble than anticipated because of negligence by the previous administration.

Despite The PLP administration’s claim of being for the people, its lackluster and late-again approach to dealing with this very important part of the economy was about to land us in the very same position that caused a previous FNM administration to have to prevent the country from being blacklisted.

Since the election, the Government has been working to get our economy back on track...
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PM Minnis urges Disaster Managers to develop new mindsets and protocols in ‘Era of Super Storms’ - Dec 5, 2017 - 8:43:38 PM

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The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season ended November 30 as the seventh most active season covering 166 years.
 
The season produced 17 named storms of which 10 became hurricanes, including six major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5) and was also the most active season since 2005.

The statistics are based on the Accumulated Cyclone Energy index, which measures the combined intensity and duration of the storms during the season...
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Delegates at CDM10 sign Petition for advancing school safety - Dec 5, 2017 - 7:04:41 PM

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At the 10th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management, delegates recommitted themselves to advancing school safety in the Caribbean. Pictured signing the Petition on Caribbean Safe School Programme are Ronald Jackson, Executive Director, CDEMA and Captain Stephen Russell, Director, NEMA. The Bahamas is hosting the 10th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM), December 4 -9, 2017 at Melia Nassau Beach resort.  The conference is facilitated by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), and the involvement of its 18 Participating States: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda...
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Star Sailors League Finals Tourney has Opening Ceremony at Government House - Dec 5, 2017 - 6:14:35 PM

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Twenty-five of the world’s top sailors of Star Sailors League paid a Courtesy Call on Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, on December 4, at Government House, Mount Fitzwilliam.

Afterwards, the Sailors held their Official Opening Ceremony, also at Government House, for the Star Sailors League Finals to be held at Montagu Foreshore, a choice sailing spot, to be viewed worldwide this weekend, livestreamed for fans to enjoy the racing action...
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DPM Tells Tourism Forum, Government committed to reducing ‘structural impediments’ to economic growth - Dec 5, 2017 - 1:27:23 PM

Cognizant of the current state of the country’s economic affairs, the Government is moving to ‘crystalize’ measures to restore its financial status. Speaking at the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association’s (BHTA) 65th Annual General Meeting, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said that topping the agenda is the reduction of debt and overall deficit. The AGM was held on Friday, December 1, at the Imperial Ballroom, Atlantis Paradise Island Resort and Casino.

“High fiscal deficit and debt levels create pressure on the Government, divert considerable future resources to service the debt that could be used for other socio-economic priorities...
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eLearning Pilot Programme Introduced at Willard Patton - Dec 4, 2017 - 7:54:02 PM

Education officials and officials in the Economic Development and Planning Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister celebrated the launch of the Government’s Over-the-Hill Rejuvenation Pre-Assessment Phase Programme Monday (December 4) with the introduction of the eLearning Pilot Project at the Willard Patton Pre-School, Augusta Street.

The eLearning Project is part of the Government’s ongoing efforts for education reform, including through the use of technology and experience-based education...
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CDM Youth Delegates get Disaster Management Message across to CR Walker Students - Dec 4, 2017 - 5:40:23 PM

 
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CDM Youth Delegates presented elements of Comprehensive Disaster Management to CR Walker High School students at the school's Ju Ju Square, December 4, 2017.  The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency is currently holding “CDM: The Road to Resilience Check Point 2017 – Building Resilience through Partnerships,” at Meliá Nassau Beach resort, December 4-9, 2017 facilitated by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), and 18 Participating States.  Photos show CDM Youth Delegates getting the message across. 

(BIS Photos/Sydnei Isaacs)...
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PM Minnis launches ‘Over-the-Hill’ Initiative with Pilot eLearning Project - Dec 4, 2017 - 5:20:01 PM

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Preliminary work on the Minnis Administration’s dream of empowering Over-the-Hill Communities throughout The Bahamas got underway Monday (December 4) at Willard Patton Early Learning Centre (Pre-School) with the launch of the Pilot eLearning Project.

The eLearning Project is a component of the Over-the-Hill Rejuvenation Pre-Assessment Phase.

Monday’s launch was the first stage in a strategy Minnis Administration officials say will transform inner-city communities, and lead to the revitalization of those communities...
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The Governor General at 'Sir Durward Knowles Day' Festivities at Queen's College - Dec 4, 2017 - 5:00:07 PM

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Queen's College held a special 'Sir Durward Knowles Day,' December 4, with celebrations at the school in honour of the 100th birthday and accomplishments of Queen's College alumnus, Sir Durward Knowles.  The festivities were attended by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling and Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis.  In the photo are Sir Durward (centre), his wife, Lady Holly (centre right), Governor General HE Dame Marguerite Pindling (left), Sir Durward's daughter, Charlotte (right), and Principal of Queen's College, Andrea Gibson (standing just behind Lady Holly). 

(BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay)...
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Caribbean Focusing on Resilience at CDM10 Conference - Dec 4, 2017 - 3:50:23 PM

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The 10th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management opened just days after the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season ended, with stark reminders of how vulnerable the region is to catastrophic disasters.

The Hurricane Season ended on November 30, with countries in the region still recovering from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which tore at the very fabric of economies, communities and the environment...
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The Governor General makes Her Annual Visit to Princess Margaret Hospital - Dec 4, 2017 - 3:26:33 PM

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Governor-General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling reads to children in the Children's Ward of the Princess Margaret Hospital during the 'Annual Visit of the Governor-General' on Friday, December 1, 2017.

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Kiwanis Eastern Canada and the Caribbean District Governor call on the Governor General of The Bahamas - Dec 4, 2017 - 2:30:48 PM

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Robert Moo Young, Kiwanis Governor 2017/2018 Eastern Canada & The Caribbean District (seated centre left) along with members of Kiwanis International paid a Courtesy Call upon Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor-General (seated centre), at Government House on Friday, December 1, 2017.

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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BAIC made donation to the Exuma Farmers Association - Dec 4, 2017 - 2:06:13 PM

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Executives of BAIC made a donation to the Exuma Farmers Association at the Fish and Farm Store, Produce Exchange, Potter's Cay Dock on Friday, December 1, 2017.  Pictured from left: Gaylord Ingraham, BAIC Assistant General Manager; Troy Sampson, BAIC General Manager; Miriam Emmanuel, BAIC Chairman; Patrick Dwyer, Exuma Farmers Association and Vermon Lockhart, Store Manager, Fish and Farm Store. 

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
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Prime Minister Minnis remarks at Opening Ceremony 10th Caribbean Conference, Comprehensive Disaster Management - Dec 4, 2017 - 1:19:56 PM

Remarks Dr. The Hon. Hubert A. Minnis Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas 10th Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Conference Melia Nassau Beach Resort Monday, 4 December 2017 8:30 A.M

 Conference participants, Distinguished ladies and gentlemen,

It is my great pleasure to address the 10th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management, under the theme:“The Road to Resilience Checkpoint 2017: Building Resilience through Partnerships”...
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Italian Consulate donates to NEMA for Hurricane Disaster Relief Efforts - Dec 4, 2017 - 12:44:47 PM

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Captain Stephen Russell, Director of the National Emergency Management Agency, accepted a cheque for $3,600 from Alberto G. Suighi, Honorary Consul General for Italy, towards hurricane relief efforts.  Also present was Chanelle Brown, Head, Economic Trade and Sustainable Development Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The donation was presented on behalf of the Italian Community in The Bahamas and is the total proceeds of the Italian booth at the International Cultural Wine and Food Festival held October 17-18, 2017 at the Botanical Gardens... 
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World AIDS Day Observed by the Ministry of Health in Church Service - Dec 4, 2017 - 12:30:54 PM

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A World AIDS Day Church Service, under the Ministry of Health, was held at St. Annes Parish, Fox Hill, on Friday, December 1, 2017. 

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...


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